alexa Shingles in a Pediatric Patient

ISSN: 2572-0775

Clinical Pediatrics: Open Access

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  • Clin Pediatr 2017, Vol 2(2): i107
  • DOI: 10.4172/2572-0775.1000i107

Shingles in a Pediatric Patient

Ines Falcao* and Isabel Couto Guerra
Department of Pediatrics, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte of Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Portugal
*Corresponding Author: Ines Falcao, Department of Pediatrics, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte of Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Portugal, Tel: +351 222 077 500, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 25, 2017 / Accepted Date: Feb 24, 2017 / Published Date: Mar 06, 2017

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A 7-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with a papulovesicular rash with underlying erythema on the left upper leg and lumbar area restricted to L2 and L3 dermatomes. There was prodromal pain started three days before skin lesions. She had no systemic symptoms. Medical history was unremarkable except for chickenpox at 2 months life. Clinical diagnosis of shingles with acute neuritis was made. Treatment included antiviral therapy with acyclovir and analgesia with a favorable progression.

Herpes zoster also known as shingles results from a reactivation of latent varicella-zoster virus infection within sensory ganglia and typically is restricted to a well-defined distribution. Shingles is very rare in healthy children except of those infected with VZV in utero or in the first year of life and recurrence is rare in immunocompetent host (Figures 1-3).

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Figure 1: Anterior view of left upper leg with papulovesicular rash restricted to L2 and L3 dermatomes.

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Figure 2: Lateral view of left upper leg with papulovesicular rash restricted to L2 and L3 dermatomes.

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Figure 3: Posterior view of papulovesicular rash restricted to L2 and L3 dermatomes.

Citation: Falcao I, Guerra C (2017) Shingles in a Pediatric Patient. Clin Pediatr 2: i107. Doi: 10.4172/2572-0775.1000i107

Copyright: © 2017 Falcao I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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